Cognizant Cited as a Leader in Global IT Infrastructure Outsourcing by Independent Research Firm

By Cognizant, PRNE
Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cognizant's IT Infrastructure Services recognized for 'strong customer reference scores' and 'broad vision for the cloud'

TEANECK, New Jersey, March 21, 2011 - Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH), a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services, today announced it was
named a "Leader" in the "The Forrester Wave(TM): Global IT Infrastructure
Outsourcing, Q1 2011," published March 11, 2011. The Forrester Research Inc.
report evaluated and scored Cognizant IT Infrastructure Services (IT IS) on
the basis of a comprehensive methodology across 36 criteria relating to
current offerings, strategy, and market presence.

Cognizant was among the vendors to receive the highest possible scores
for its global delivery model, operations and strategy consulting, vision for
cloud services, and client feedback on service quality, account management
and general client satisfaction. Cognizant is "seeking to move forward
aggressively with its expansive strategy featuring a particularly broad
vision for the cloud. Cognizant also benefitted significantly in the analysis
from strong client reference scores," the report stated.

Cognizant's IT IS line of business offers a comprehensive portfolio of
managed services and consulting offerings that span end-user services,
enterprise data center computing, infrastructure security, as well as network
and convergence services.

"Forrester Research offers deep insights into the global IT
infrastructure services market, and we are especially pleased with our strong
client feedback scores," said Robert Boles, Senior Vice President, IT IS,
Cognizant. "We feel that Cognizant's ranking as a Leader speaks to the
strength of our global delivery network and our remote infrastructure
management framework, which delivers operational maturity improvements,
greater workflow automation, and highly flexible sourcing options with our
productized managed services. Our Operations Maturity Continual Service
Improvement (CSI) framework promotes the implementation of creative ideas in
a structured approach that ultimately provides both financial and operational
benefits to our clients."

To learn more about the March 11, 2011 report, "The Forrester Wave(TM):
Global IT Infrastructure Outsourcing, Q1 2011," please visit

About Cognizant

Cognizant (NASDAQ: CTSH) is a leading provider of information technology,
consulting, and business process outsourcing services, dedicated to helping
the world's leading companies build stronger businesses. Headquartered in
Teaneck, New Jersey (U.S.), Cognizant combines a passion for client
satisfaction, technology innovation, deep industry and business process
expertise, and a global, collaborative workforce that embodies the future of
work. With over 50 delivery centers worldwide and approximately 104,000
employees as of December 31, 2010, Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100,
the S&P 500, the Forbes Global 2000, and the Fortune 1000 and is ranked among
the top performing and fastest growing companies in the world. Visit us
online at or follow us on Twitter: Cognizant.

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